How Do I Keep Myself Healthy During Pregnancy?

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During pregnancy, it is absolutely necessary to eat right. For your health and that of your baby, your main diet should include the following:
  • Green vegetables and fruits, in place of sweets
  • Orange juice, in place of soda
  • Grains
  • Grilled and baked foods, over fried
  • Milk and plenty of water
  • Vitamins and minerals

While pregnant, don't try to maintain a model's figure. You are now eating for two, and you must eat accordingly. Discuss your diet with your doctor. Also, exercise is appropriate, especially during the early stages of pregnancy, as long as light to moderate. You also need to discuss this with your doctor.

Habits and addictions are hard to break, but you need to avoid substance that are dangerous to both you and your baby:

  • Avoid caffeine
  • Avoid smoking: At this time, you can expose your baby to nicotine addiction and this could lead to low birth weight and other complications.
  • Avoid alcohol: This could result in retardation and certain birth defects in your child.
  • Avoid drugs: Any drugs not approved by your doctor should not be taken.

Just play it safe and discuss any questions with your doctor. Get plenty of sleep and visit your doctor regularly. Your progress throughout pregnancy needs to be monitored, so contact your doctor as soon as possible once you know you're pregnant.

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